Skip to main content

The Nether World


Published February 14, 2013


LibriVox recording of The Nether World, by George Gissing (1857-1903).

This sad social novel revolves around the problematic issue of money. Michael returns from Australia to London a rich man. However, he hides this fact from everybody and spends money only on the things he really needs. He contemplates leaving his money to his granddaughter Jane, under the condition that she donate at least most of it to charity. However, Jane is not sure she can do it. This novel tells much about working class life in 19th century London. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.

For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.

Download M4B 01-15 (170MB)
Download M4B 16-30 (180MB)
Download M4B 31-40 (154MB)


Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 18:42:43

Reviews

Reviewer: dahszil - - April 1, 2015
Subject: I wonder why
The oppressed and brutally abused poor and underpaid workers in Great Britain never had revolts against their oppressors and "robber barons" as was the case in 19th century France. I know of the Luddite rebellions and the chartists worker movements but for what I know these bottom up movements did little to change the inhumane state of the lower classes. In France revolutions in the 19th century which while were unsuccessful at overtaking the established government, did result in reforms for the working class and poor. Did the top down writings, explicit or implicit criticisms of wealth disparity or at least inhuman treatment of the lower class from Dickens, Reynolds,Gaskell, Hardy, Gissing et al really effect any legislative socio-economic reforms?

by the way: I thought there was always an Internet Archive text for the audiobook. I know there is a Gutenberg text page. But what I like about IA text is that you can also listen to the robot voice. Again always appreciate the volunteers but the reader of the second half of the book reads without the profundity and sympathy that this great social novel demands. In my opinion female readers do this best, and a few select readers one of them being Simon Evers

special thanks to Karl Henning, Lynne Thompson, E.Klett, Margaret Espaillat, daisyb
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
128KBPS MP3
BACK
64KBPS MP3
BACK
Uploaded by
librivoxbooks
on 2/13/2013
Views
1,834
Favorites
2
Reviews
1
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by F. Anstey
7,053
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Young's Literal Translation
2,865
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Louis Couperus
417
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by P. G. Wodehouse
7,001
0
1
( 1 reviews )
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Various
4,062
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Unknown
824
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by King James Version (KJV)
1,371
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by George Herbert
2,929
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Gottfried Keller
5,804
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text